Please consider joining us for our September monthly meeting as we host the Lakeland City Commission Candidate Forum. This exciting forum will feature candidates running for the At-Large Lakeland City Commission seat, including Carole Philipson, Chad McLeod, Pablo Sologaistoa, Dr. Shandale Terrell, and Ricky Shirah, and the candidates running for Northeast Lakeland City Commission seat, including incumbent Commissioner Bill Read and political newcomer, Jiwa Farrell. With several complex topics on the horizon, this will be a forum you won’t want to miss. During the forum, candidates will be given 2-3 minutes to provide an opening statement. Following their opening statements, the floor will be opened to audience members for questions. After the question and answer session has ended, the candidates will then be given a final opportunity to give the audience a closing statement. The purpose of this non-partisan forum is to educate voters on the positions of the candidates and is not designed to be a political debate. While we welcome all views and opinions, only questions pertaining to current city issues will be addressed. Lunch will be available for purchase. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for guests. 💥💥💥UPDATE💥💥💥 We have received cancellations from Jiwa Farrell and Pablo Sologaistoa due to schedule conflicts.